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Kohen: priest, descendant of Aaron, responsible for the service in the Holy Temple
"אמר אל הכהנים בני אהרן ואמרת אלהם" “Say to the Kohanim, the sons of Aharon and tell them.” (21:1) QUESTION: The redundancy of the pasuk including both “emor” — “say” — and “ve’amarta” — “and tell” — teaches us that the elders should educate the minors to...
The Sanctuary, The Architects, Plan of the Sanctuary, The Holy Vessels, The Priests, Consecration of the, Tabernacle, Death of Nadab and Abihu, Cloud the and Pillars of Fire
An Essay on Parshat Pinchas
On the one hand, there is zealous passion, bloodshed, and war; and on the other hand, there is something very different – a character that is entirely one of blessing.
An Essay on Parshat Korach
Korach was smart, wealthy, and probably a great man as well; he was able to convince everyone that his motives were pure and holy. However, behind the facade of this great man lurked a personal grudge.
"Leviticus deals with the various aspects of holiness. Holiness is found in all of the book’s subjects, in the major principles as well as in the small particulars"
ומלוין אותו עד ביתו “All the people accompanied him to his house.” QUESTION: Why, upon the completion of the services did he go specifically to his house? ANSWER: The Gemara (Yoma 2a) says, “Seven days before Yom Kippur they sequester the Kohen Gadol from...
"והתודו את חטאתם אשר עשו והשיב את אשמו בראשו וחמישתו יסף עליו ונתן לאשר אשם לו" “They shall confess the sin that they committed; he shall make restitution for his guilt in its principal amount and add its fifth to it, and give it to the one to whom he is ...
The Chamber of Wood When describing the dif­ferent chambers that existed within the courtyard of the Beis HaMikdash, our Sages Middos 5:4, Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchos Beis HaBechirah 5:17. mention “the Chamber of Wood.” This refers to the chamber of th...
Thus, Aaron shall enter into the Holy… (16:3) In summer of 1893 the Chabad-Lubavitch community celebrated the bar-mitzvah of their Rebbe's only son, Yosef Yitzchok.Later to serve as Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch from 1920 to 1950. Among the many guests who ca...
Letter No. 173:
This letter was addressed to R. Shlomo Palmer, an active communal leader in Chicago. B”H, 15 Kislev, 5705, Brooklyn Greetings and blessings, My revered father-in-law, the Rebbe Shlita, is feeling better. May G‑d send him a complete recovery in the near fu...
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